We have all been told that we can’t get fine lines, facial wrinkles and black spots till we’re much older. But we are here to tell you that skin aging issues can start from the earliest of ages as growing older is not the only factor that causes your skin’s health to deteriorate but exposure to ultraviolet rays from the Sun can speed up skin aging symptoms, causing premature skin aging.
So how do we actually prevent premature skin aging from happening in the first place? We have good news for you, we will be telling you some important steps that would keep your face looking youthful as ever.
First and the most important, protect your skin from the sun.
The sun or ultraviolet rays to be specific is your biggest enemy when it comes to premature skin aging. The reason stems from the fact that ultraviolet radiation has the ability to change the DNA in our skin which could affect certain vital functions of the skin. So to protect the skin from both types of ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB), you can use either chemical sunscreens or sunblocks. Chemical sunscreens help absorb UV rays that land on the body and convert them into heat which would then dissipate from the body, whereas physical sunblocks reflect the sun rays off the skin. Asides from using sunscreen, you could avoid being under the sun for too long as more sun exposure increases the amount of UVA and UVB rays hitting the skin.
Second of all, is to prioritise your skin’s collagen production.
Collagen is what helps keep your skin looking young, plump and firm. Even though our body produces collagen naturally, the amount of collagen being produced reduces as we age. So we should start taking steps to ensure our collagen levels in our body are always sufficient, as production levels start to drop during our mid-20s. You can do this by using skincare products with natural ingredients that help and encourage the production of collagen in the skin, like for example bakuchiol and niacinamide. Here at Joi, our Bakuchiol Skin Booster is packed with bakuchiol (literally, the bakuchiol is one of the only two ingredients) which can greatly stimulate collagen production in the skin. With that, fine lines and wrinkles will say bye-bye!
Thirdly, is to always nourish and moisturise your skin.
Having more moisturised skin does not necessarily prevent premature skin aging, however it does make fine lines and wrinkles less apparent. Keeping your skin hydrated and moist at all times will ensure that your skin looks more plump and moist. Additionally, you should also treat your skin with vitamins and minerals that help keep your skin healthy and youthful. A great ingredient you should try adding to your skincare regime is helichrysum - Known as the Immortelle or Everlasting flower, the oil produced from it has rejuvenating and healing properties. So if you are looking for a face oil that is moisturising and has anti-aging properties, try our Helichrysum Deep Moisture Face Oil. Suitable for all skin types, this bottle of face oil would be your elixir of youth.
Last but not least, make sure that your skin is exfoliated regularly.
By exfoliating your skin, you are getting rid of the dead skin cells on your face which in hand encourages the cell turnover rate and basically let’s your skin renew itself. You could exfoliate your skin by using physical exfoliants like scrubs, or chemical exfoliants like chemical peels and enzymes. We totally recommend those of you with sensitive skin, or everyone for that matter to use the latter of the two. Our Enzyme Instant Glow Serum works wonders at exfoliating the skin, and even helps increase skin elasticity and smooth out fine lines. So if you ever want to try a chemical exfoliant or just a new exfoliant, Joi’s Enzyme Instant Glow Serum is the one for you!
To wrap up everything - There are a number of steps you could take to stop the ticking clock for your skin, but the most important part is that you start taking those steps today. As they always say, prevention is better than cure - And for this matter we agree! So start today and we’ll all be aging like wine...so they say!